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Urban Design: Publics, Places, and Dialogues

UD Sept 2021

Image: Openbox

  • COST

    Free and open to the public.

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community



As designers and planners of the built environment, the foundational tenet of public agency in our work needs constant reassessment. To that end, the idea and implementation of community engagement must be recalibrated to the particulars of specific contexts and arenas of public participation. Increasingly the very premise of engagement carries a fraught assumption about the good city and good urban form now reexamined through the lenses of diversity, equity, and inclusion that suffuse the language of planning today.

We have gathered three provocative thinkers whose own work wrestles with and provides creative approaches to community engagement and planning. Join us as we hear about their lived experience facilitating meaningful dialogues with diverse communities across the country.

Allentza Michel, Founder, Principal & Creative Director, Powerful Pathways
Daniel D'Oca, Principal and Co-founder, Interboro Partners
Jennifer Low, Associate Design Director, Openbox